Equity, Diversity & Inclusion is a strategy, linked to the 5 University’s priorities in Taking Our Place that builds on the advantages of a diverse and inclusive culture:
It is my responsibility to promote diversity and foster a culture of inclusion here at the University of Manitoba. As an HR Professional, I work in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion.
I support organizational development through promoting a proactive equity, diversity and inclusion strategy. My portfolio includes raising awareness to faculty and staff through the facilitation of sessions, researching best practices and supporting equity committees, faculties, units and departments.
As the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Facilitator I provide the following guidance, services and supports:
My role is to advance EDI efforts and to offer assistance in reaching the goals of a fully inclusive campus community. Inclusion benefits everyone; there are no them or others in an inclusive culture.
Everyone is welcomed and treated with dignity and respect.
Valerie Williams, CPHR, CCIP
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Facilitator